Friday, October 20, 2017

Waxing Moon Designs - Fabric Choices

I saw this design modeled in a LNS.  Liked it and bought it.

Cannot remember if the buttons came with it.  Got those too.   Plan to change out the small white buttons with small shiny pearl ones.  Two holed style.

Wanted to use the suggested threads so I purchased those.  Weeks Dye Works - Union Blue, Snowflake, Romance and Icicle.

Beings it was stitched on a pretty blue with white swirls type of fabric, I wanted to use the same thing.  It complimented the quote and was wintry.  Couldn't find it.  Shopped online.  Couldn't find it.  Suggested fabric was 32ct Crystal Meditation Belfast. 

Was gifted a piece of fabric with the same name and would have used it as it had pretty sparklies and pretty hues of violet and purple BUT the white threads were swallowed up in the white of the fabric.  I shared this with the person that gifted it to me, she understood.  Was okay with it.  Will use the fabric for something Christmas themed, probably smalls.  

Went shopping again.  Found 28ct Mixed Berry Jobelan.  Blue with swirls of light mauve almost violet or purple.

28ct Cornflower Blue Jobelan.  Blue with swirls of deeper blue and almost a violet like hue.

28ct Blue Ice Lugana.  It's a periwinkle blue with white swirls.  Pretty fabric.  Am leaning towards using this piece.

I have three that would work and I don't know which one to use!  I just want my snowman button to pop on the piece.  If the truth be told, I bought the design for the snowman.  Crazy?  Maybe, but that's what I did.  He's so cute and brought a smile when I first saw him.  

I so want to start this one!  

Should be an easy decision but during this past year I've stitched a few pieces, got them framed and hung on my wall and thought, "Abbie, you missed it with the fabric choice.  Frame is good, stitching is good, threads used worked...fabric choice was not so good."  Kind of disheartening to say the least. Now I'm second guessing myself. 

Come time to frame this one, do hope I can find a frame like the one shown in the picture.  If not exactly the same, close to it.  Like it.  Would be displayed year around.